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Practical Virtualization Solutions: Virtualization from the Trenches by Amy Newman, Kenneth Hess

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Chapter 15. Laying the Foundation: The Planning Stage

The previous chapters looked at virtualization from both a conceptual and technical perspective. We explained many of the options and components that go into a virtualized infrastructure.

In Part 4, we switch to a slightly different perspective. We will look at the process of taking a virtualized infrastructure off the drawing board and into the data center. Many of the virtualization vendors brag that it takes only 15 to 45 minutes to completely install a virtual server, and while this is indeed true, it is but a small part of the process. Chapter 2, “Comparing Virtualization Technologies,” touched on the importance of building the VM host with virtualization in mind. A sound virtualization ...

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